James Codling


Co-Founder and CEO

James co-founded VentureFounders in 2014 with the vision of giving ordinary investors access to early-stage opportunities that were previously out of their reach. A dynamic and driven entrepreneur, he wanted to create a new type of equity investment platform; one that gave investors the ability to co-invest in exciting British businesses alongside leading institutional and Angel investors and that aligned itself with its investors to drive longer-term value creation.    As Managing Director, James oversees all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on sourcing, vetting and advising companies that are looking to raise finance through VentureFounders. James has 15 years of private equity experience, having previously held investment roles at J.P. Morgan and Montagu Private Equity. At Montagu, James held directorships in a number of their portfolio companies.   

Event Sessions Featuring James Codling


Myth or reality? Fintech is expanding access to financial services

London Summit 2018 - Monday 26 March 2018

  • Ratesetter’s Lewis says it’s underestimated how hard it is to access financial services on the investor side and that P2P is helping with that.
  • Baclin agrees that more than 10 years later P2P lending is still radical in the way it opens access to finance for both borrowers and lenders.
  • Lockhart says fintech has the ability to give customers a much better experience than traditional financial services as well as exposure to an asset investors may not have had access to before.

Articles By James Codling

Fintech should improve as well as disrupt

16th March 2017 | James Codling

The importance of aligning interests with carry

1st April 2016 | James Codling

Articles Featuring James Codling